Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Competition card - The snow goose

I have been inspired to enter a competition on a blog - something I have never done before but what a great way to use up my stash!

I followed a tweet to the wonderful Emmas Cards UK - where there is a monthly crafty challenge -

This months challenge is "the Sea" - this made me think of one my favourite childhood books The Snow Goose by the wonderful author Paul Gallico.  It inspired me to create the card below
I used Hobby art scene it stamps for the main image and background on my Kanban mats.  I coloured this using a pale green copic marker and made the image 3d by using glossy accents and diamond sparkles.  I embossed silver mirri card using a sizzix embosssing folder.
I then wanted the idea of the choppy sea underneath the image so used some lovely American crafts felt green ribbon with a Do Hickey die cut on top - I tried leaving this white for the top of the waves but wasn't happy with it so coloured it again with the same copic marker.
I feel the almost monochrome nature of the card suits the theme of the book that inspired it - I was hoping to post some pictures of the illustrations but my camera has died on me!  I absolutely loved making the card and am very grateful to Emmas cards for the inspiration and opportunity.

edit - This is one of the illustrations in the Snow Goose which inspired my card (sorry it hasnt come out too well) - a lovely book with the theme of love overcoming all,  I tried to recreate the feel of the the lonely little boat and its captain with only the bird for company in my card.


emma goddard said...

Stunning card hun, love it, thanks for entering it into my crafty challenge, glad it inspired you, good luck xx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card, good luck with the challenge x

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous by the "Sea" card for our challenge, good luck xx